it's of critical importance for mitt romney. he writes mitt romney can get to 270 electoral votes without ohio, but he would have to win, florida, virginia, north carolina, iowa, colorado, nevada and either new hampshire or wisconsin. in other words, michael, he would have to win about every other battleground state. i threw in the michael, because it's not this the quote. we learn that 18% of ohioan have already voted. 63% of whom -- basically two to one have voeed for the president. does mitt romney still have time to win the buckeye state? >> yeah, i think he does. you still have votes being cast early there. you also have election day itself. the turnout rate is lively on if ground for the republican party. dan points out a very important challenge that the romney campaign has had from the beginning. his pathway to 270 is much more narrow than the p's.